Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Bible References

They are wise

2 Samuel 13:3
Now Amnon had a friend whose name [was] Jonadab the son of Shimeah, the brother of David. (Now Jonadab [was] a very crafty man.)
2 Samuel 16:21
And Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Go to the concubines of your father whom he left behind to watch over the house, then all of Israel will hear that you made yourself odious to your father, and {all of your followers will be motivated}!"
Micah 2:1
Woe [to] those who plan wickedness and evil deeds upon their beds! In the light of the morning they did it, because they have power in their hands.
Luke 16:8
And the master praised the dishonest manager, because he had acted shrewdly. For the sons of this age are shrewder than the sons of light with regard to their own generation.
Romans 16:19
For [the report of] your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, and I want you to be wise toward what [is] good, but innocent toward what [is] evil.
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, do not become children in [your] understanding, but with respect to wickedness be as a child, and in [your] understanding be mature.

General references

Genesis 7:21
And every living thing that moved on the earth perished--the birds, and the domesticated animals, and the wild animals, and everything that swarmed on the earth, and all humankind.
Genesis 39:16
Then she put his garment beside her until his master came to his house.
Deuteronomy 32:28
For {they are a nation void of sense}, and there is not [any] understanding in them.
Proverbs 28:5
Men of evil do not understand justice, but seekers of Yahweh understand completely.
Jeremiah 5:4
Then I said, "[They are] just simple people, they are foolish, for they know not the way of Yahweh, the law of their God.
Luke 16:4
I know what I should do, so that when I am removed from the management they will welcome me into their homes!'